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Can cannabis put you on path to better health?

Joe is an ordinary guy. And Joe is a smoker.


Should you invest in hot pot stocks?

With recreational marijuana now legal in Canada, along with the growing popularity of the non-psychoactive CBD strains, investors in the United States and Canada are taking a hard look at …


Cannabis plants can have healthy properties beyond buds

When your doctor reminds you to be sure to eat your greens, the recommendation probably doesn’t include cannabis plants. But maybe it should.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

Gone to pot: Marijuana shortages plague Canada

Legalization arrived Oct. 17, and Canada became the world’s largest national marketplace for so-called recreational marijuana. The first weeks have felt more like a soft opening with few retail outlets …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Pot, property values are focus of upcoming federal trial

A federal trial in Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the United States’ budding marijuana industry if a jury sides with a couple who say having a cannabis business as …


Utah lawmaker tries pot ahead of medical marijuana vote

A Utah lawmaker drove to Las Vegas and tried marijuana for the first time ahead of an upcoming vote on a proposition that would legalize its use in his state …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana

Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

More than 100 pot shops set to open as Canada legalizes weed

On Oct. 17, Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. Uruguay launched legal sales last year, after several years of planning.


Recreational, medical marijuana initiatives on fall ballots

Nine states have legalized marijuana for so-called recreational use since 2012, including eight at the ballot box. Thirty-one states have authorized the drug for medical purposes. Four states have marijuana …


Candy crushed: Washington regulators crack down on marijuana sweets they say are too appealing to kids

Beginning next year, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board is expected to impose tougher enforcement on the sale of marijuana-infused candy that has become too appealing to children. Those in …


State Liquor and Cannabis Board to reevaluate pot edibles

Certain cannabis-infused candy could start vanishing from store shelves across Washington next year.


New Day Cannabis sees plenty of potential for safer plants

Joe Rammell has been learning the skills needed to grow great cannabis all of his life – he just didn’t know it until a few years ago.


Legal sales of cannabis begin in Canada Oct. 17

Be careful what you wish for.


Cannabis impact part of November ballot

Although Initiative 502 legalized the cultivation and sale of recreational marijuana products in Washington back in 2012, voters are still asked to provide input at the ballot box.


CBD items offer good health without the highs

Shaun McHenry swears by CBDs.


New leadership for NORML Women of Washington

Chrissy Knox has a new hat to wear.


Shawn Vestal: Washington officials say legal pot economy is plateauing in the state

Since legalization, retail sales of marijuana have gone nothing but up, and dramatically so. But that rapid increase is about to flatten, state economic forecasters say.


Seattle court agrees to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions prosecuted before legalization

Seattle Municipal Court judges have agreed to vacate convictions and dismiss charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession prosecuted before pot was legalized in Washington state.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:25 a.m.

Maine investigating restaurant that calmed lobsters with pot

State health inspectors are investigating a Maine lobster restaurant that tried to mellow out lobsters with marijuana.


It’s high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based companies listed on U.S. exchanges. Some experts are concerned that the …


Get ready for ‘Bongzilla,’ selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

Las Vegas’ newest attraction – and Instagram backdrop – is a museum celebrating all things cannabis.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Fishmonger offers lobsters some herb before the butter

A Maine lobster pound is banking on using marijuana to try to make cooking the crustaceans a little more humane. The business, Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, is …


Tesla stock falls as CEO Elon Musk appears to smoke marijuana on video

Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. tumbled about 7 percent as the markets opened Friday after the CEO appeared to smoke marijuana during an interview and the company’s accounting …


Cannabis retailers, artists celebrate Spokane with custom murals

One of the positive side effects cited by cannabis advocates is heightened creativity.


The High Road has big plans for big plants

In the last year, Don Grant learned more than he ever thought possible about growing cannabis – and he’s been growing it for a significant part of his life.


Blue Roots Cannabis continues to branch out

In some ways, Blue Roots Cannabis acts like a small-scale grower but in a big space.


Skip the line by ordering online

You can pretty much order anything online these days.


Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown give stances on marijuana, opioid addiction treatment and drugs

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has softened her stance somewhat on the legalization of marijuana, six years after Washington state voters approved the creation of a recreational market for the drug. …


Synthetic pot seen as a public health danger

A decade after first appearing in the United States, synthetic marijuana is seen as a growing health danger.


Otter pardons man convicted of selling marijuana 30+ years ago

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Wednesday announced the fourth pardon he’s issued in his 12 years in office, pardoning a man who was convicted more than three decades ago of …